Friday, October 7, 2011

Green Beauty Tips!

by Pamela Lundquist - Courtsy National Geographic Green Guide


Photo images courtesy of Shutterstock

Although still used natural ingredients in cosmetics, about 5,500 cheap, mass-produced synthetic chemicals permeate the market and, in some cases, our bodies.

For example: An autumn 2000 study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that the level of a class of softening chemicals known as phthalates were much higher in the U.S. agencies that previously thought. The metabolized form of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) was found in each of the 289 people tested, with highest levels in women of childbearing age (20-40). DBP, turns out to be toxic to reproduction in animal studies, are present in most nail polish, as well as in many synthetic perfumes.